Protester holding a sign. Sign reads "Black Lesbian Feminist"

The Black Sapphic

Leilani Fu’Qua Culture, LGBTQ+, Lifestyle, Opinion, World

Women are traditionally and fundamentally underrepresented, underappreciated, and devalued in societal relationships. For Black women, this is amplified with Black men’s allegiance to heterosexism, misogynoir, and any claim to the privileges of the patriarchy they cling to, adding another level to the subordination of Black women. Lesbianism, and Black lesbianism specifically, has operated as a silent phenomenon within the Black …

Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility from Nommo

Leilani Fu’Qua Black History, Culture, LGBTQ+, Lifestyle, News, World Leave a Comment

On this Trans Visibility Day, Nommo would like to celebrate the beauty and resilience of Black transgender individuals. Black trans activists have been at the center of the fight towards liberation, on the axes of race, gender identity, and sexuality. However, prioritizing the health and safety of Black trans people remains an issue across the globe. Illuminated by healthcare disparities, …

Self-Cancellation: Dr. Seuss

Natalie Baltimore News, U.S., World

On March 2, the decision was made by the Dr. Seuss Foundation to stop publishing six of its titles because of its racist imagery. The books: “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street”, “If I Ran the Zoo”, “McElligot’s Pool”, “On Beyond Zebra!”, “Scrambled Eggs Super!”, and “The Cat’s Quizzer” displayed varying degrees of offensive imagery. “And to …

“If You Can’t Donate”: The Increase in Black Fundraisers

Mary Sutton News, U.S., World

GoFundMe is an online platform where people can create fundraisers for all types of situations, ranging from simple projects like school events, to serious problems like school tuition. In the past, they normally appeared in relation to a viral event, but nowadays, they show up on every other post. The recent increase of GoFundMe pages on social media is the …

Grapevine Podcast Special Feature: Conversations on LGBTQ+ Media & “Slag Wars” Premiere Commentary

Leilani Fu’Qua Archive, Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Lifestyle, World

This week’s podcast features Nommo staff members, Leilani Fu’Qua and Foluke Salami, and special student guests, Jack Angel and Sarah Isen, as they dive into queer representation in television and provide juicy commentary on the “Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer” premiere. “Slag Wars” is a new reality TV style competition where internet personalities and adult film actresses Rebecca Moore and …

It’s Always Black History Month

Leilani Fu’Qua Black History, Lifestyle, World

It’s the end of Black History Month. English teachers will conclude their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), History teachers have finished their 4-week retelling of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and Hoteps are done reminding everyone that cheating on Coretta was justifiable given MLK’s time away from home during the Civil Rights Movement. But what about the other 337 …